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    The publication date for issue 289 is the 10th of December, meaning subscribers should receive their copies during the week leading up to that date. It is also available from caving suppliers such as Inglesport and Starless River, or from our new website

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Close enough - the book has it as Water Icicle Close Mine (which is what letters the clue generates). Your go LadyMud!
Not sure I follow Andy. I can certainly see an anagram of “semicircle” in there, but I’m struggling to get beyond that. Any chance of an explanation?


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Thanks rm – I never thought of 'rotate' as code for 'anagramize' (if there is such a word). Nice clue, andys.


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You’ve reminded me that I need to do the County Pot round trip via Mancunian Way. It’s been too long.

Here’s an unashamedly nasty one. It will take a bit of lateral thinking... and may require clues. There will be complaints!

“On the subject of (inside out) returning extra large Victoria the first for perfect pitch” (5, 2)